Joeri Leeuwerik | Photography for Beginners

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Joeri Leeuwerik | Photography for Beginners

It’s the job of Joeri Leeuwerik to make beginning photography as easy as possible for you. As beginner photographers, we tend to be visual learners.

It’s the job of Joeri Leeuwerik to make beginning photography as easy as possible for you. As beginner photographers, we tend to be visual learners.

So I thought to myself, “What better way to help beginner photographers learn how to use theircameras, than by creating an infographic?” And that’s exactly what I did.

Joeri Leeuwerik collaborated with an illustrator friend of mine, and together we made these images.

The following are something that will make understanding exposure, and how cameras work, a whole lot easier!

1. Exposure

For those beginning photography, exposure is key to capturing a great image says Joeri Leeuwerik.

Learning how exposure works will help you to take control of your camera and take better photos.

Shutter speed, aperture and ISO are the elements that combine to create an exposure.

Once you understand how each one works, you can start diving into manual mode. This is where you take control back from your camera.

The exposure triangle is a great way to remember the three settings. When combined, they control the amount of light captured from any given scene.

2. Aperture

Exposure happens in three steps. We will start with the aperture. This is the hole inside the lens, through which the light passes.

It’s similar to the pupil of your eye says Joeri Leeuwerik. The wider the aperture, the more light isallowed in and vice versa. Simple? Not quite.

As the aperture widens, the f/number gets lower and more light is allowed into the camera. This is great for low light. But be aware that it’s going to make the depth of field very shallow. This is not ideal when taking landscapes photos.

3. Shutter Speed

Once the light has passed through the aperture of the lens, it reaches the shutter. Now you need todecide how much of that light you’re going to allow into the camera.

Ordinarily, you only want a very small fraction of a second (for example 1/250) to prevent motion blur. However, different shutter speeds complement different situations says Joeri Leeuwerik.